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Offline AlexM

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New Blogpost - Modern Canadian Platoon structure
« on: May 25, 2018, 07:14:16 PM »
Hey gang,

For those that are interested, Full Battle Rattle Miniatures just posted about current Canadian mechanized platoon structure:

https://fullbattlerattleminiatures.wordpress.com/2018/05/25/canadian-armed-forces-platoon-organization/

Offline Ultravanillasmurf

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Re: New Blogpost - Modern Canadian Platoon structure
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2018, 06:51:02 PM »
Thanks.

Offline JohnFoA

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Re: New Blogpost - Modern Canadian Platoon structure
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2018, 12:00:04 PM »
Interesting stuff thanks. Links are useful too. Really good read on current mech infantry as download.

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Offline huevans

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Re: New Blogpost - Modern Canadian Platoon structure
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2018, 07:52:26 PM »
Alex,

I am assuming each 8-man section gets its own LAV. Can you confirm that?

Was the LAV-3 used exclusively for Mech Inf in Afghanistan. Did CAF use lighter vehicles like landrovers or Humvees?

Offline AlexM

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Re: New Blogpost - Modern Canadian Platoon structure
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2018, 10:12:25 PM »
Each section, and the command group use a LAV. We did use Iltus' in the beginning, till they were deemed too vulnerable, then also the G-Wagen, which were also deemed too vulnerable for the IED threat. LAV's were used, along with RG-31 Nyala MK3 with the RWS turret, the Cougar JERRV, and the Buffalo mine clearance system, but for your infantry guys, the engineering/clearance vehicles aren't as suitable. There were also Coyote reconnaissance vehicles.

We're just looking into producing the correct version of LAV-III so stay tuned.

A

Offline huevans

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Re: New Blogpost - Modern Canadian Platoon structure
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2018, 11:57:11 PM »
Alex, when would the LAV-III be used and when would the Nyala be used?

Offline AlexM

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Re: New Blogpost - Modern Canadian Platoon structure
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2018, 12:48:47 AM »
There are probably people better equipped than me to answer this, but the LAV is really an infantry fighting vehicle, the RG is a patrol/reconnaissance vehicle, designed to be mine/IED resistant. RGs were used for convoy duty, areas where LAVs weren't, etc